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Time to Draw: TPWD Draw Hunt Registration Deadline Approaching | Sports

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Public land hunters should be aware of upcoming application deadlines in several categories of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service’s Drawing Hunt Program.

August 15: Archery Deer, Archery Mule Deer, Javelina, Private Land Pronghorn, Pronghorn.

September 1: E-Postcard Archery Deer, E-Postcard Dove, E-Postcard Squirrel, E-Postcard Teal, NWR Archery Deer, NWR Upland Games, Private Land Deer Antlers/Spike, Private Land Deer All Gender, Youth Only Gun Dear Sex either way.

September 15: E-Postcard Multi Species, E-Postcard Quail, E-Postcard Youth Archery Deer, E-Postcard Youth Deer, Gun Deer Antlerless/Spike, Gun Deer Both Sex, Gun Deer Management, NWR General Deer, USFS Antlerless Deer Permit Adults, USFS Antlersless Deer Permit Youth, Youth Only Gun Deer Antlers/Spikes, Youth Only Gun Deer Control and

Youth-only Javelina.

Additional deadlines are October 1st, October 15th and November 1st.

About 10,000 permits in 62 different categories will be obtained this year. Most hunts cost between $3 and $10 to sign up, but some are free. Most special permit hunts charge an additional permit fee for adult participants. Hunting fees range from $80 to $130 depending on the length of the hunt.

Hunts on private land, guided packages, pronghorn antelope hunts and Youth Only Special Permit Hunts are free. E-Postcard hunts or national forest hornless deer permits are also free, but adults must have a valid $48 public hunting permit.

You cannot sign up for the same hunt twice. However, you can enter multiple hunts within the same category. In most cases, only a limited number of names are allowed per application. All applicants are eligible to participate in the hunt if the applicant is selected.

Successful applicants will be determined by computer random drawing. All draws will take place immediately after the application deadline. For more information on hunts drawn, visit

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The Bassmaster Classic Trophy is named after BASS founder Ray Scott.

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Winning the Bassmaster Classic Trophy and its accompanying top prize of $300,000 is considered the pinnacle of achievement among professional anglers. Think of it like winning the Super Bowl on a different type of field.

The hardware that will be awarded to the winner of the 2023 ‘Classic next March in Knoxville, Tennessee will be especially special. It will be the first Bassmaster Classic trophy to bear Ray Scott’s legendary name.

Scott, who died in May at the age of 88, is considered the father of tournament fishing professionals. He started his Bassmaster Tournament Trail in 1967, and a year later he founded the Angler Sportsman Society. Since then, the grassroots organization has grown to over 600,000 members.

According to BASS CEO Chase Anderson, it seemed natural to engrave Scott’s name on one of the sport’s most coveted trophies.

“Ray Scott’s passion and vision for bass fishing over 50 years ago gave rise to not just the BASS organization, but our entire industry,” he said. “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate his enduring legacy than by officially naming sport fishing’s most iconic trophy, the Bassmaster Classic Trophy, in his honor. It’s often said that winning a Classic marks a mark in bass fishing history, but this book could never have been written without Ray.”

Texan Kyle Hall Reels on Major League Payday

Texas Bass Pro Kyle Hall of Granbury at the final round of the season finale at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, NY from July 29 to August 1. won a 10-man shootout at , earning a $137,500 payday.

Three days later, at zero weight, Hall weighed in at 21 pounds, 6 ounces, beating John Canada of Helena, Alabama, by an ounce to secure the first big league title of his young career. Did.

Brookland’s Dakota Ebare was the only other Texan to advance to the shootout round.Ebare finished third and won $25,000.

Hunting license for sale

New Texas Hunting/Fishing Licenses and Stamp Endorsements went on sale August 15th.

Hunters and anglers will need new licenses to hunt and fish legally after September 1st. All current licenses expire at midnight in August. 31, excluding year-to-date fishing licenses.

There are many licenses to choose from at various price points. Licenses can be purchased online through TPWD’s website, by phone, or in person at his more than 1,700 retail outlets statewide, including TPWD’s law enforcement agencies.

As always, the best deal for the all-around sportsman is the Super Combo License, priced at $68. This includes a resident hunting and fishing license and his five seals of approval for archery, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, upland gamebirds, and migratory bird hunting.